Publications by Area of Law


When best interests collide: A protected party, protected party’s children and the Court of Protection

Source: Family Law Week
Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Area of Law:  Children
Date: 5th February 2014
Summary: Sarah and Daniela Nickols, associate solicitor with Mowbray Woodwards, analyse the recent case of X,Y, and Z [2014] EWHC 87 (COP) in which the Court of Protection considered the interplay between the best interests of a protected party and that party’s children.

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Implementing arbitration awards in financial remedy applications

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Family Finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Date: 17th January 2014
Summary:  Christopher has published an article on implementing arbitration awards in financial remedy applications in light of the recently reported judgment of the President in  S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam). Christopher discusses Part 3 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and the court’s powers to encourage the parties to use alternative dispute resolution and to facilitate its use, especially in the context of arbitration.

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Suspension of taxi drivers’ licences (2013)

Source: Local Government Lawyer Website
Barrister: Professor Roy Light
Area of Law: Licensing
Date: 19th December 2013
Summary: Roy looks at the role suspension of a taxi driver’s licence plays in the aftermath of a key High Court ruling in 2012.

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Will the latest Court of Appeal decision on Adjudication cause chaos and unfairness?

Barrister: Andrew Kearney
Area of Law: Construction and Engineering
Summary: Andrew shares his reaction to the recent case of Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc [2013] EWCA Civ 1541 (29 November 2013). The Court of Appeal handed down its decision on 29th November 2013 in Aspect Contracts v Higgins Construction.  This was a case about the relationship between the limitation period within which a claim for breach of contract must be made and the ‘interim’ nature of Adjudicators’ decisions.

 

Breach of duty and causation

Source: Personal Injury Law Journal
Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC and Matthew White
Area of Law:
Personal Injury
Date: 
20th November 2013
Summary: Christopher and Matthew analyse recent developments and provide practical advice.

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Breach of duty and causation

Source: Personal Injury Law Journal
Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC and Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 
20th November 2013
Summary: Christopher and Matthew analyse recent developments and provide practical advice.

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The future of family mediation

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Area of Law:  Family Mediation
Date: 8th November 2013
Summary: Sarah examines the recent article in the Daily Telegraph which illustrates for mediators the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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Licensing update (October 2013)

Source: Solicitors Journal
Barrister: Professor Roy Light
Area of Law: Licensing
Date: 1st October 2013
Summary: Roy considers cases on summary reviews and shadow licences and recent guidance from the Gambling Commission on underage gambling and primary gambling activity. This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 3 July 2013, and is reproduced by kind permission.

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Sale of property in financial proceedings lambasted by wealthy spouse

Source: Lexis Nexis
Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law:  Family finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Date: 23rd September 2013
Summary: Can the courts specify who a property is to be transferred to and when they will take into account a new partner’s wealth? Jody considers the matter in the context of high net worth divorce cases.

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International Judicial Collaboration

Source: International Family Law Practice (Jordans)
Barrister: Edward Bennett
Area of Law: Family
Date: September 2013


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